JK Lakshmipat University

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Automation and Robotics
Institute of Engineering and Technology


M.Tech. in Automation and Robotics at JKLU prepares graduates in the field who will be able to:

  • Conceive, design, implement and manage automation systems by using principles of physical computing, control, and automation, mechatronics, and robotics, robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and state-of-the-art components and tools.
  • Serve in the fields of industrial automation, robotics, systems engineering, IT and engineering services, education, research, etc.

Key Highlights

• Curriculum has been designed for competencies required for Automation Engineers to develop solutions for automation in various industries.
• Electives have been provided to bridge career for doctorate studies in Automation and Robotics engineering
• Industry Projects and Internships in plants where robots and machines are used for automation.
• Hands-on skills on Robotic Process Automation, Embedded Systems, Industrial IoT with Siemens PLC and Gateway, Industrial protocols OPC UA.
• Assessing tools: Node Red and Osmosis Cloud Analytics.

Career Prospects

Industry 4.0 relies heavily on automation as it has set ambitious goals for boosting efficiency. Automation is used in various businesses like manufacturing, healthcare, agriculture and food, transportation, and many others. There are many companies in India that use automation systems and robots for various applications in manufacturing, life sciences, aerospace engineering, agricultural applications, surveillance, and disaster management. New applications involving use of drones and robots for delivery of parcels, medicines, and accessing hazardous or risky zones are being explored. Since a large number of multinational companies lay emphasis on the use of technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Automation and Control Systems and various other high-end technologies, the opportunities for Automation and Robotics engineers have become unlimited. Pharmaceuticals, Food Industry, Chemical Plants, Automobile industry, Oil and Gas companies, Energy and utilities are a few of such sectors.

The automation technologies require skills like industrial IoT, robotics, machine learning etc. Some of the skills that are identified with this programme are:

  • Domain Knowledge – Intelligent Control Systems, Mechatronics, Industrial Automation and IoT, Optimisation and Control.
  • Additional Skills in Technologies – Robotic Process Automation, Computer Vision, Statistical Data Analysis.
  • Job Roles – Automation Engineer, Maintenance Engineer, Lead-Robotic Process Automation, Automation Controls Specialist, Automation Strategy Test Architect.
  • Eligibility – B.Tech. in any branch. M.Sc. in Math, Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Tech, Operations Research, Instrumentation.


Semester 1

    • Optimisation and Control
    • Industrial Automation and IoT-I
    • Robotic Process Automation
    • Instrumentation and Embedded System Laboratory


  • Project-I/ Research Methodology-I
  • Critical Thinking for Developing Perspectives

Semester 2

    • Intelligent Control System
    • Industrial Automation and IoT-II
    • Mechatronics


  • Project-II/ Research Methodology-II
  • Critical Thinking for Decisions at Workplace
  • Internship (6-8 weeks)
  • Exit Option with PG Diploma

Semester 3

  • *Elective -III
  • *Elective -IV
  • Dissertation /Industrial Project/Entrepreneurial Project (10 credits)
  • Fundamentals of Communication

Semester 4

  • Dissertation/ Industrial Project/ Entrepreneurial Project (16 credits)
  • Electives: Statistical Data Analysis, Computer Vision, Mathematical Modelling, Soft -computing and Applications, Mobile Application Development, Natural Language Processing and Understanding, Industrial Robotics, Multi-Objective Optimisation, Computational Game Theory and Applications, Performance Assessment of Engineering Systems, Electrical Safety.